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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

March 2, 2021

Community Health Corner

Submitted by Elaine Johannes

According to the CDC, community health uses science-based approaches to bring the greatest health benefit to the greatest number of people by addressing the conditions and determinants that impact health. Changes in policies, systems and environments, settings are among the most effective ways to tackle big health issues. Being healthy is not just about individual choices; it’s also about the conditions that influence everyone’s health.

The following are community health tools that you can use for Grand Challenge for Health work:

LEARN NOW - Best websites for immunization and vaccination information:

REGISTER NOW - March 15-16; NASEM US Health Care Expenditures: Costs, Lessons and Opportunities

REGISTER NOW – March 30-April 1; 2021 Kansas Governor’s Public Health Conference (virtual)

SUBMIT NOW – By March 15, submit a proposal to present at the annual Engagement Scholarship Consortium which is the higher education group that supports university-community partnerships that build community capacity. The Engagement Scholarship Consortium is held virtually, September 13-15.

For more information, contact Elaine Johannes, ejohanne@ksu.edu.